(15 years of Charlotte’s live music compiled and distributed by Laurie Koster)

April 26, 2017 – May 3, 2017



“Best Charlotte Music Connoisseurs To Follow On Twitter”


(Charlotte Music)by CBS Charlotte






(Be sure to read/scroll to the end of the newsletter for special announcements and band news.
Also, dates and times could

change, so you may want to check details before you head to a show.)


**All shows are in Charlotte, NC, unless stated otherwise**

(click on the day of the week to jump to that day)


Wednesday Apr 26

**TFDI (Tony Lucca, Jay Nash and Matt Duke) w/The Contenders

The Evening Muse


**Cody Jinks w/Ward Davis and Colter Wallx

Neighborhood Theatre

**April Residency: Green Fiend w/ Scowl Brow, Mothership, Lil Skritt

Snug Harbor

Thursday Apr 27

**Cory Branan w Brian McGee

The Evening Muse


**Dopapod w Groove Fetish

Neighborhood Theatre

Friday Apr 28

**Shannon LaBrie and Kyshona Armstrong

The Evening Muse


**The Whiskey Gentry

The Evening Muse


**Hungry Girl / Shadowgraphs / Gasp


**Froggy Fresh, Malibu Shark Attack, Dead Sea $crilla

The Neighborhood Theatre

**Jon Stickley Trio

Visulite Theatre

**Lenny Federal Band (Every Friday)

The Comet Grill


Saturday Apr 29

**The New Schematics and Canvas People

The Evening Muse


**Nicole Atkins Trio with The Houston Brothers

The Evening Muse


**REVERB FEST 5: (@Neighborhood Theatre: Of Montreal + JMSN & More: Christina Schneider’s Jepeto Solutions) (@Snug Harbor: Boulevards, Hectorina, Zack Mexico SH & Blame the Youth) (@The Station: Sinai Vessel, MyBrother MySister & Alright) (@Lunchbox Records: Leanna Eden & The Garden Of, Infinity Crush & Tape Waves)

Sunday Apr 30

**Ari Hest CD Release w/Michael Logen

The Evening Muse


**Ballantyne School of Music Spring Jam

The Visulite Theatre


**90 Minutes Plus on 1065 The End

Monday May 1

**Shaun Martin (Snarky Puppy, Kirk Franklin). 7-time Grammy Award Winner (No Open Mic tonight)

The Evening Muse


**The Monday Night Allstars

Visulite Theatre

Tuesday May 2

**Red Rocking Chair (every Tuesday)

The Comet Grill

Wednesday May 3

**The Tosco Music Open Mic

The Evening Muse


**Bodeans: Stripped Down

Neighborhood Theatre

**May Residency: Hectagons w/ Modern Primitives, Brut Beat, The Not Likelys

Snug Harbor

For a listing of more live music in Charlotte this week,


Band/Artist/Media News, Features, Announcements and

Upcoming Local and Regional Events


*** = New Additions This Week

Misc News, Events & Announcements:

***DRUMSTRONG 2017 Sat. May 20, 2017 – Misty Meadows Farm 455 Providence Rd. S. and Ennis Rd. Weddington, NC 28173 10:30am – 6:30pm.

**Save the Milestone Club! *

**VOTED BEST AMATEUR NIGHT/OPEN MIC BY CREATIVE LOAFING 4 YEARS IN A ROW! The Evening Muse Monday Night Find Your Muse Open Mic and Radio Show is looking for weekly and featured talent. If you are an original artist (local or touring) who would like to play the 30 minute featured performer slot on one ofthe Monday nights, please email us at with the date you’ll be in town or interested in, your EPK or links to your music and/or a good, decent quality video.

Upcoming House Concerts:

**Common Chords House Concerts presents: Jonathan Scales Fourchestra Aug 13

**SLHC Concerts Basement Series presents: May 26th Melissa Reaves – Oct 7th Woody Russell Trio

Reviews, Photos, Interviews, TV, Press and Current Events worth noting:


**Randy Walker, host of WSGE 91.7FM’s The Roundtable’s Sunday Edition, is looking for bands/musicians who would like to be a featured guest on his weekly radio program. If interested, please contact Randy at for more information. (every Sunday) - WSGE 91.7FM – 9am-10am -

**Listen online to our local and regional bands at WNCW 88.7FM , 90 Minutes Plus on 1065 The End, , WGWG 88.3FM (Boiling Springs, NC) and WSGE 91.7FM , as well as those weekly specialty programs mentioned above.

**Plaza Midwood Community Radio -

Misc. Organizations and Links:

**ROCKS! Entertainment is a Community-Based online source for music entertainment in the Piedmont area of North Carolina.

**Post and read reviews about anything and everywhere in Charlotte at -

***Looking Ahead:

new additions or updates italicized in blue

^=potential sell out – recommend getting advance tickets

* = promotional sponsor – thank you!


05/14 – Joe Purdy – Neighborhood Theatre

06/18 – James McMurtry – Visulite Theatre

07/20 – John Moreland - Visulite Theatre

07/28 – Bruce Hornsby & The Noisemakers – McGlohon

09/16 – John Prine – Belk Theater



Thank you to those who have reciprocated links or shown appreciation or have supported me in some way throughout the years.
This weekly newsletter not only takes many, many hours to compile, distribute, blog and promote, but also costs a monthly fee. As many have shared with me,
it’s both a valuable resource, and a treasured promotional tool. I started it, (in 2003), as a service to my musician clients and friends who, at the time,
had few ways of promoting their shows, or a publication that would have an interest in writing about, or even listing their independent shows. It has grown since
then to include much more, but its purpose remains the same – not to be a comprehensive list, but a way to help promote and advertise those artists and venues
I’m familiar enough with to personally recommend, and whom I feel may need, and appreciate, what I do.

Best of Charlotte Awards & Press


Creative Loafing: The Music Issue: 13 people who help keep Charlotte’s scene alive and well

Shutter 16 magazine

Don & Laurie interview with media mogul Alex Cason

Best Music Blog Creative Loafing Critics Pick Champion of the Scene Creative Loafing Critics PIck - Best Supporter of Local Music

Patrons of the Arts • by Courtney Devores – The Charlotte Observer • March, 2012

First Couple of Charlotte Music (Uptown Magazine)

Living it up at the ‘Rock & Roll Motel’• Charlotte couple shares their home with touring rock bands.

by April Denée/The Charlotte Observer

#1 Music Fan (Charlotte Folk Society)

**2014 Charlotte Live Concert Wishlist – Creative Loafing –

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